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Five things to know from city council
Council hires garbage hauler, acts on other items
Council members, mayor get 10 percent bump
Updated: Rock legend Bobby Vee dies
Minnesota authorities seek new tips in 5-year-old death investigation
Area volleyball: Section play getting under way
Blizzard hockey: Steel run past Alex
Blizzard hockey: Alex routs Rochester 8-0
8-5A Football: Cards to face winner of Spuds, Lumberjacks
5AA football: Osakis to face Benson in section quarterfinals
In Pursuit of a Dream is performed across the area
The Bible: More reliable than any story in history
Celebrate the harvest with Applefest
Births - Oct. 21, 2016
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
Engaged - Schmitz and Volesky
A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
From the stand: Doe tagged on a perfect evening
Mike Frisch: Find the fish first
Lake Miltona hosting pro musky world championship
Gayle J. Gondek
Daniel Curtis Larson
Lorraine M. Essler
LETTER: Kulp shows strength, determination
LETTER: Sen. Westrom listens to constituents
LETTER: Westrom willing to 'go to the mat'
LETTER: Vote for growth and opportunity
IT'S OUR TURN: What does asthma feel like?
How to manage box elder bugs
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
hires and promotions
On The Street
June 8, 2016
Library kicks off summer reading opportunities
The Douglas County Library is starting to heat up for the summer. Our staff is enjoying the return of the summer patrons, fresh from their winter abodes. We also share the excitement of the students in our area, who are ready for a fun, adventurous and well-read summer, and their...
June 8, 2016 - 12:00am
April 2, 2016
First Douglas County Library Edible Book Festival a success!
The first Edible Book Festival at the Douglas County Library in Alexandria was a success, according to organizers. Twenty-three entires came...
April 2, 2016 - 5:19pm
February 3, 2016
Library Column: Come together for this year's Community Read
It’s Community Read Month! This year, Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger is the Community Read selection. Everyone is encouraged to read the book, discuss it with friends and family, and attend sponsored events. Ordinary Grace, published in 2013 and set in 1961, is the story...
February 3, 2016 - 12:00am
January 27, 2016
Deadline nears for library board position
The deadline for applying for an open position on the Douglas County Library Board is this Friday, Jan. 29, at noon. The governing body of the library is composed of seven members appointed by the Douglas County Board of Commissioners from recommendations submitted by the current...
January 27, 2016 - 12:00am
December 18, 2015
LIBRARY: New DVD display, holiday card exchange debut at library
I love working at the Douglas County Library. Every day brings new excitement and new challenges. Seeing and interacting with our patrons is my favorite part of the job. Whatever we do is ultimately to benefit, enrich, inform and entertain the citizens of Douglas County and the library...
December 18, 2015 - 12:00am
December 11, 2015
Meet the author
Author John Warner will sign his book, Every Foreign Land on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. at the Douglas County Library in Alexandria. Every...
December 11, 2015 - 12:00am
December 4, 2015
Douglas County Library has much to offer
Challenge: Close your eyes and picture a library. What do you see? I’m guessing you might see books, shelves, happy faces and helpful librarians. If you are a computer user, you might see the computers. If you are a parent, you may see stacks upon stacks of children’s books. Your...
December 4, 2015 - 12:00am
December 2, 2015
YOU ASKED: Why does the library need video surveillance?
Everyone has seen them in one establishment or another: the signs warning patrons that there is video surveillance and they may be on camera. However,...
December 2, 2015 - 12:00am
November 18, 2015
Douglas County Library offers winter services
As fall turns to winter, the Douglas County Library is prepared to serve your seasonal informational, recreational and cultural needs. Our shelves are always full with new books, DVDs, audiobooks and magazines. We buy as many bestsellers, critically-acclaimed gems and unique and interesting...
November 18, 2015 - 12:00am
June 12, 2015
For the Record
MEETINGS ALEXANDRIA PLANNING COMMISSION MONDAY, JUNE 15 Meeting in Alexandria City Council chambers: 1. 7:00 p.m. – Public hearing: Conditional Use Permit for Paul Carlsen on behalf of Lund Manufacturing to allow open and outdoor storage and display of docks, boat lifts and...
June 12, 2015 - 12:00am
Carnegie building is sold
A sold sign recently went up at a landmark Alexandria building – the Carnegie building, which once housed the Douglas County Library. When...
September 12, 2014 - 12:00am
September 2, 2014
Douglas County Library to go offline on Wednesday
The Douglas County Library will be offline tomorrow, Wednesday, September 3. The Viking Library System, which includes the Douglas County Library, is upgrading its computer network to better serve its patrons. This upgrade will require the cables and connections that bring the...
September 2, 2014 - 4:48pm
August 13, 2014
The Friends of the Library, a nonprofit organization that supports the Douglas County Library in Alexandria, hosted its annual used book sale...
August 13, 2014 - 12:00am